Breakfast with Legislators events provide Chamber members and their employees the opportunity to establish relationships with key decision makers and voice opinions on issues moving forward in Lansing. Networking and facilitated question-and-answer sessions offer firsthand information on upcoming legislation and House and Senate committee activities, prompting great dialogue between legislators and Chamber members.
Empowering Emotions: Latina Leadership through Emotional Intelligence Join us for an empowering afternoon dedicated to exploring the profound impact of emotional intelligence. Discover your inner strength, improve your relationships, and learn how to thrive personally and professionally. Loanna Abreu, psychotherapist and Director of Community Engagement & Outreach at the Grand Rapids Public Library will join us […]
Creating a Culture of Belonging, Civility, and Inclusive Strategies In March of 2023, Michigan expanded the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include protections for gender identity and expression. How does this historic amendment affect business owners, employees, clients, and companywide policies and practices? And what new opportunities do these protections create? Join OutPro as […]
The Diversify Your Spend Business Showcase & After Hours enhances supplier diversity and procurement connections in our West Michigan community. Why it matters: The showcase will consist of historically underrepresented businesses (owned by racial minorities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, veterans, women, people with disabilities, people with neurodiversity, and more) to increase diverse spending and expand procurement databases […]
The Inclusive Leadership Cohort is designed for mid- to upper-level leadership roles looking to enhance their skills in leading diverse teams. Throughout the series, participants will learn practical tools and strategies for inclusive performance management, talent attraction, recruitment & retention; as well actionable steps for creating inclusive work environments. Key takeaways from this cohort include: […]
On the first Friday of every month, our Government Affairs team hosts a 30-minute virtual meeting to briefly highlight key issues and stay in communication about our top priorities. Join us from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m for a brief virtual conversation. Sign up below to register and stay in touch for these monthly updates.
ATHENA Leadership Forums celebrate women in leadership by featuring local women leaders sharing their leadership lessons with an emphasis on elevating professional women of color and other marginalized identities. Network with other women over lunch and facilitated group discussions ✨ Explore your own leadership and strengths through powerful storytelling and inspiration
EPIC is the premier business awards celebration in the region that recognizes exceptional businesses that foster community growth, demonstrate innovation, and have championed alongside others as mentors and collaborators. Join us as we reveal the recipients of the awards live! We invite you to dress for the occasion – this will be the celebration of […]
"In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes," Ben Franklin, 1789. The words finance, budget, and taxes can strike fear into any business owner. It doesn't have to be this way. Join us for an informational workshop discussing all things tax and finance related. Get your business ready for the upcoming tax season […]
The Chamber’s most popular networking event provides members and future members with facilitated networking as well as an opportunity to leave the event with at least 14 new, quality leads. Facilitators walk attendees through conversations at one table during lunch, and another after lunch. Expo tables and open networking are also offered. Register for a […]